Judith A. Seltzer RN, BSN, MS, CNOR
In addition to serving Operation Smile as a Volunteer Nursing Consultant, Judith Seltzer is an Independent Nurse Consultant for Global/US Marketing at Molnlycke Health Care. Her key responsibilities include education, program development, and research facilitation regarding latex allergies, and barrier protection. This includes planning, producing and implementing clinical education for nurses and other health care professionals for Operation Smile IPT course modules. Judi also serves as an expert clinical specialist for acute and non-acute healthcare facilities, as well as hospital administrative professionals.
Judith received both her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Master’s degree in Nursing Informatics from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. During her career as a perioperative nurse at the University of Maryland , she held the position of Nurse Manager of Cardio-thoracic Services, Clinical Educator of Perioperative Services and Professional Development Coordinator. During her tenure, She was awarded the University of Maryland Medical Center’s President’s Award in 2001 for the implementation of a Surgical Technology program working in partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center and the City of Baltimore’s Office of Employment Development within the Mayor’s Office.
Judith resides in Florida and is a member of the of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN). In 2021 , she was awarded the AORN Outstanding Achievement Perioperative Nursing Research for clinical advocacy related to latex and accelerators. In addition, she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Judi has held faculty nursing appointments at Villa Julie College and Baltimore City Community College in Baltimore, Maryland before relocating to Florida. In addition to her consulting roles with Molnlycke and Operation Smile, Judi consults with Credentia for CNA testing.
Judith has had several publications including, Advance for Nurses, Forming a Perioperative Consortium, (1999); AORN, Initiating a Clinical Research Project in the Operating Room (2001); AACN Clinical Issues, Awareness of Surgical Site Infections for Advanced Practice Nurses, (2002), and Failure Rates in Non Latex Surgical Gloves, AJIC (2003) to name a few. She has developed several AORN CE programs over the past few years including A LEAN Approach to Eliminating Waste in the Operating Room (2020), Changing Surgical Gloves for Improved Safety (2022) and Implementing LEAN as a Tipping Point to Value Based Procurement (2023).
Judith has also been heavily involved with Operation Smile’s Infection Prevention Training course, assisting with the completion of 5 modules. She presented at the pilot program in Pampanga, Philippines (2022). Currently she is working on the delivery and is scheduled to present at the new center in Cebu, Philippines in September (2023). Judi had the great opportunity to work with a program in Bolivia in the early 2000s.
Judith continues to consult with healthcare clinicians across the country and most recently is quoted in a publication for Healthcare Purchasing.